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  1. San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell
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    San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell

    Want to jump inside the pages of Dwell and into a home featured in the magazine? You’ll have the opportunity to do that, and more, this weekend during the San Francisco Living: Home Tours,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.12.08

  2. West Coast Green
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    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  3. Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit
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    Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit

    An inquisitive exhibit recently extended through January 2009 at the Danish Architecture Center asks “What if architecture could change the world?” Building Sustainable Communities ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.15.08

  4. Grete Jalk Plywood Chair
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    Grete Jalk Plywood Chair

    1963 was a big one for Grete Jalk. That year, the Danish furniture designer debuted her Lounge Chair and Nesting Tables, won the Daily Mail International Furniture competition for their designs,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.08

  5. Swan Chair 50th Anniversary
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    Swan Chair 50th Anniversary

    Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair is no ugly duckling—especially when upholstered in swan-white leather, finished with a pearl-white base, and decorated with a sterling silver bracelet and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.25.08

  6. Blu Dot Store Opening
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    Blu Dot Store Opening

    Minneapolis-based furniture company Blu Dot is setting up a flagship shop in Soho. Earlier this week the company announced it will open the first-ever Blu Dot store in December.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.31.08

  7. Q & A: Leanne Marshall
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    Q & A: Leanne Marshall

    In Season 5 of Bravo’s Project Runway, fashion designer Leanne Marshall earned the winning nod from the judges for her architectural, sustainability-minded designs.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.12.08

  8. Sacco, 40th Anniversary
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    Sacco, 40th Anniversary

    A chair by any other name is still a chair but what about a chair with no legs, no arms, and no permanent seat or backrest?

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.20.08

  9. Prospect.1
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    Prospect.1

    New Orleans is known for its sultry jazz and tasty po-boys, but it’s also developing a reputation as a center for modern and contemporary design. This was particularly evident when I was in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.21.08

  10. Craig Steely Light Wall
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    Craig Steely Light Wall

    The owners of a 10th floor apartment in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood have what few others can boast: unobstructed views from the Presidio to Alcatraz—and a 40-foot-long...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.01.08

  11. Perillo Chair
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    Perillo Chair

    German designer Martin Ballendat’s Perillo lounge chair for Zuco won the people’s choice award at the Orgatec trade show in October and has earned our nod of approval, too. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.08.08

  12. Infusion Lounge
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    Infusion Lounge

    San Francisco is where west first met east so it makes sense that Hong Kong designer Kinney Chan’s first US project, here in the city by the Bay, is an Asian-inspired bar and restaurant.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.09.08

  13. My Paradise: A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects’ Summer Homes Exhibit at AIA San Francisco gallery
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    My Paradise: A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects’ Summer Homes Exhibit at AIA San Francisco gallery

    Summer houses have always held a special place in Finnish culture—and in the careers of its architects, who have used them not only for catching up on rest and relaxation, but as experimental...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.16.08

  14. Eco-Me Home Kit
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    Eco-Me Home Kit

    When Robin Kay Levin’s then 36-year-old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005—without any family history of the disease—Levin began wondering just how toxic to our...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.18.08

  15. Piece of Cake
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    Piece of Cake

    For some, the holidays are about indulgence while for others, it’s a tricky balancing act of holiday desserts and a healthy diet. For eager-to-please hosts, German designer Konstantin...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.23.08

  16. Extended Interview: Renzo Piano
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    Extended Interview: Renzo Piano

    In our February 2009 issue we sat down with acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano, who designed the California Academy of Sciences building, for an “In the Modern World” Q & A....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.09

  17. Modern Tractor
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    Modern Tractor

    Over the holidays, Dwell reader Steve Rankin sent us photos from his October 2008 visit to the North Carolina State Fair featuring an Eames-like molded plastic chair on a Farmall Cub tractor.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

  18. Dormitory Climbing Wall
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    Dormitory Climbing Wall

    Here at Dwell, we’re big fans of multi-purpose places: live-work spaces, home-art galleries, and products like Murphy beds that transform office spaces or play areas to instant guest rooms....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

  19. Chilean Wine Barrel Breezeway
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    Chilean Wine Barrel Breezeway

    In Talca, Chile, over 50 wine barrels started a second life in 2006—though neither as planters nor avatars. In the grape-growing region of Maule Valley, Macarena Avila Burdiles of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.16.09

  20. Modern Wall Clocks
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    Modern Wall Clocks

    We’ve started a new year and entered a new era of strained economics, so now more than ever is the time to be on top of things—which got me thinking recently about modern wall clocks.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.19.09

  21. A Bolder Key Holder
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    A Bolder Key Holder

    We recently received a letter from Dwell reader Paula Pollachek asking for suggestions for a container in which to “collect all of your belongings, like keys, phone, and wallet, in one place...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.22.09

  22. Home Stickers
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    Home Stickers

    In San Francisco we’re frequently confronted with barren bedroom walls—since hanging anything that can fall in an earthquake is potentially deadly. French company Nouvelle Images has a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.23.09

  23. The Thousand Watch Project
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    The Thousand Watch Project

    Due to the advent of the cell phone, wristwatches are dying a slow death, surmises Keith Moskow, principle of Moskow Linn Architects in Boston, Massachusetts. But rather than see people’s old...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.28.09

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    Designers in Dialogue

    Derek Chen likens his job as founder of Council Design to that of a matchmaker. Rather than employing full-time designers, Chen hires designers who have ideas that fit his company’s brief,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.29.09

  25. Spruce: Eco-Modernism in the Big Easy
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    Spruce: Eco-Modernism in the Big Easy

    After Nomita Joshi-Gupta’s home in New Orleans was damaged in Hurricane Katrina, she set out looking for eco-friendly products and services. But when she came up empty, she called her friend...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.09

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